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What’s up Peekskill? BOO!

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Thursday, October 29

• Concert & Benefit for the Putnam/Northern Westchester Women’s Resource Center.
@12 Grapes – 6:00 – 10:00 PM

• David Kraai
@Birdsall – 9:00 PM

Friday, October 30

• Winemaker Wine Tasting
@Dylan’s Wine Cellar – 5:00 – 6:00 pm

• Vintage Vinyl
@Birdsall – 10:00 PM

• Mischief Night!
The Police (The Landlords); Bauhaus (Joe Duraes & The Skillz); Misfits (Teenage Martians); Nirvana (The Tall Whites); David Bowie (Paul JM)
@ Division Street Guitars – 8:00pm

• Joni and the Sexbots
@ Taco Dive Bar – 9:00 pm

• The Rocky Horror Picture Show
@The Paramount – 8:00 and 12:00 midnite

• Andrea & the Armenian Rug Riders
@Hudson Room – 10:00 pm

• Valerie Ghent
@12 Grapes – 9:30 pm

• Alexis Cole Ensemble
@The Bean Runner – 8:00 pm

Saturday, October 31 – Halloween!

• Halloween Party at The Farmer’s Market
Bank St.
@Peekskill Farmers Market – 10:00 am – Noon

• HALLOWEEN PARTY with Indie Sauce
@Birdsall – 10:00 PM

• Roxy Perry
@Hudson Room – 10:00 pm

• A ROCKIN’ HALLOWEEN!
with Electric Beef, and special Half-time Show featuring Pole Dancing from E-Sensual Dance
@12 Grapes – 9:30 pm

• LA SOUL
@The Bean Runner – 8:00 pm

and don’t forget…
zombie bar crawl
• ZOMBIE BAR CRAWL
5pm: Dylan’s & Hudson Creamery
6pm: Taco Dive Bar
7pm: The Peekskill Brewery
8pm: Hudson Room
9pm: Gleason’s
10pm: The Quiet Man & McDonald & Peacock
11pm: Birdsall House & Iron Vine

What’s Up Peekskill? Last Weekend of Summer Edition.

Here is your weekly round up of events that are rocking Peekskill. For recurring events, please scroll to the bottom.

Thursday, September 17th

• Live Band Karaoke
Hosted by JP Patrick with the 12 Grapes House Band
@12 Grapes – 8:30 pm

• Conigliaro Consort
the HR
@ Hudson Room – 8:00 pm

• Steve Chizmadia
@ Birdsall House – 9:00 pm

Friday, September 18th

• Andrea & the Armenian Rug Riders
A-and-ARR
@12 Grapes – 9:30 pm

• The Hitmen
@ Hudson Room – 10:00 pm

• Joe Duraes and The Skillz
@ The Peekskill Coffee House – 7:00 pm

• Kristin Hoffmann and Premik Russell Tubbs
@ The Beanrunner Cafe – 8:00 pm

Saturday, September 19th

• Taboo
a Santana tribute band
@12 Grapes – 9:30 pm

• Brazillian-Latin Jazz
with Annette A. Aguilar and the Stringbean 4Tet
@ The Beanrunner Cafe – 8:00 pm

• Prognosis
the prognosis
@ Hudson Room – 10:00 pm

• GLEASON’S THIRD BIRTHDAY PARTY
@ Gleason’s – 7:00 pm

• Music night at BSBS
featuring: The Bump, Jason Gambrell, Mark Sinnis and Foster Dad
@ Beale Street Barber Shop – 7:00 pm

• P.E.A.C.E.
AMBIENT Music, Interactive, Looping – Be a part of the Symphony or just Chill!
Embark Peekskill – 8:00 pm

• Open Mic Night
hosted by Andy Rice
@ The Peekskill Coffee House – 7:00 pm

• Hot Rod Pacer
live in the beer garden
@ Birdsall House – 7:00 pm

Sunday, September 20th

• Greg Westhoff’s Westchester Swing Band
@12 Grapes – 5:30 pm

Road Knights Classic Car Show 60th Anniversary
@ Peekskill’s Riverfront Green – 10:00 am to 4:00 pm (no dogs, please).

• Austin
@ The Peekskill Coffee House – 7:00 pm

• Punk Rock Day on Sunday Fundays
featuring Jukebox Romantics, Least Best Beast and more
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@The Peekskill Brewery – 4:00 – 7:30 pm

Ongoing Summer Events:

Peekskill Farmers’ Market
@ Bank Street in Peekskill – 9:00 am – 2:00 pm, Every Saturday.

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Hudson River Cruises on the Tour Boat Evening Star
@ The Riverfront Green – 11:00 am; 7:00 pm Sunset Cruise

Downtown Peekskill Music Series
@ North Division Street

Sunday Funday Music Series
@ The Peekskill Brewery – 4:00 – 7:30 pm

What’s Up Peekskill? Summer ain’t over, It’s all in the mind edition

Here is your weekly round up of events that are rocking Peekskill. For recurring events, please scroll to the bottom.

Thursday, September 10th

• Acoustic R&B/Soul
with Jeremy James and Percy Beamon
@12 Grapes – 8:30 pm

• Blues Night w/ Big Onion
the HR
@ Hudson Room – 8:00 pm

• David Kraai
@ Birdsall House – 9:00 pm

Friday, September 11th

• Sinbad
Sinbad
@ The Paramount – 8:00 pm

• Martini Jones
@ The Peekskill Coffee House – 7:00 pm

• Mary Mancini & Mario Tacca
@ The Beanrunner Cafe – 8:00 pm

• Shadetree Mechanics
@12 Grapes – 9:30 pm

• Emilie Surtees & The Soul Providerz
@ Hudson Room – 10:00 pm

Saturday, September 12th

JamFestWithTimesFREE End of Summer Music Festival!
On Brown Street in front of the theater will be an Oktoberfest Bier Garten with local food and craft vendors.
@ The Paramount – Starts at Noon

• Lines of Reason
@ The Beanrunner Cafe – 8:00 pm

• The e’lissa jones Band
@12 Grapes – 9:30 pm

• Indie Sauce
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live in the beer garden
@ Birdsall House – 7:00 pm

• Rip and the Sleepy Hallow Boys
@ The Peekskill Coffee House – 7:00 pm

• Back to School Swing Dance
@ Embark – 8:00 pm

• Hey Baby
@ Hudson Room – 10:00 pm

Sunday, September 13th

• KIDS Open Mic Night!
@12 Grapes – 6:00 pm

Ongoing Summer Events:

Peekskill Farmers’ Market
@ Bank Street in Peekskill – 9:00 am – 2:00 pm, Every Saturday.

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Hudson River Cruises on the Tour Boat Evening Star
@ The Riverfront Green – 11:00 am; 7:00 pm Sunset Cruise

Downtown Peekskill Music Series
@ North Division Street

Sunday Funday Music Series
@ The Peekskill Brewery – 4:00 – 7:30 pm

Has This Woman Delivered the Farmers’ Market of the Future to Peekskill?

This article is part of a syndicated series written by Paul Stark and focused on the things that make Peekskill special.

Corinna with a baby chick
Corinna with a baby chick
Corinna Makris has worked hard to give Peekskill a farmers’ market that’s state of the art.

No, there’s nothing high tech about this future – no clothing with built-in internet access, no self-driving trucks filled with fresh-picked produce. Just corporate-trained business savvy, a belief in hand-to-hand capitalism and a deep understanding that a farmers’ market should be so much more than an open-air supermarket.

The Market invites you to “bee” there every Saturday
The Market invites you to “bee” there every Saturday
If you’ve been coming to The Peekskill Farmers’ Market (Facebook, Pinterest), you know what to expect and you’re starting to recognize some familiar faces. But you may not know it hasn’t always been like this, or how it was transformed. (If you haven’t been coming to the market, it’ll be Saturday morning before you know it, so c’mon by)

Market day has been a special occasion since humans invented agriculture. Not only an opportunity for all kinds of buying and selling, but a chance to meet neighbors you haven’t seen all week, or all season. Away from familiar chores and familiar faces, there can be discussions, side deals, gossip, maybe a little flirting, maybe a little celebrating. And, at a more basic level, market day is a time for everyone to celebrate their personal participation in the bounty created by the fruitful and generative earth transformed by human work and ingenuity.

So, all that is old is new again. As Ms. Makris puts it, the Market offers a “revolution in shopping: it’s possible to buy what you need directly from the person who made it.” She calls herself a practitioner of “capitalist activism,” an advocate of what might be called hand-to-hand capitalism.

And you can meet the people on the other side of those hand-to-hand transactions. You can meet some of the Wengerd family and buy produce grown on their Rolling Ridge Farm in Mifflinburg, PA. The unassuming guy who sells the Cooperstown Cheese? His award-winning cheese has been served at the White House. The hilarious guy selling meat down at the end? All his cows have names, and in his spare time he flips (buys, restores, sells) classic cars.

How did Ms Makris, a woman whose mother celebrated her blossoming maturity by giving her Saul Alinsky’s classic Rules for Radicals, pass through high-level corporate capitalism to end up running a farmers’ market in Northern Westchester? She liked her corporate work: she was good at it, a “people person” who thrived within in an environment of clearly articulated rules and goals. But her populist instincts rebelled when she saw wealthy companies looting their employees’ pension funds. How could that not be wrong? How could that not be illegal? Eventually those and other abuses made waiting tables in Hudson the more soul-preserving alternative. She soon found work in community activism, and when the chance came to manage and grow a community endeavor that doesn’t do evil, she jumped at it and became part of the unfolding history of Peekskill.

What she’s grown at the Peekskill Farmers’ Market is a win-win raised to the sixth power.

Marcy B. Freedman colorfully changing the tone
Marcy B. Freedman colorfully changing the tone
It’s marketing for Peekskill’s downtown: it entirely changes Saturday’s tone, and brings people from ever-greater distances to enjoy Peekskill and spend money here. “You have to entertain the customers while they’re here. It has to be fun. You want them to spend the day in Peekskill. Hopefully, you want them to buy a house in Peekskill.”
Peekskill citizens get to buy farm-fresh produce and other good things, while having a market day, making new friends and running into the old.

Corinna is very concerned that every single one of her vendors is happy and making enough money to make the day worth the effort (efforts like heavy lifting and getting up at two in the morning).

The entertainers make it fun for shoppers while earning new fans, maybe selling some merchandise, and leaving with some tips and some farm-fresh produce.

Community organizations (the Cornell Extension Master Gardener, the City of Peekskill 75th Anniversary Committee, HVCCA’s Peekskill Project are visible to a broad cross section of our community.

And there’s even jobs, jobs, jobs. Some vendors hire locally. If you’re interested, Corinna can hook you up with whoever’s hiring. And while we’re at it, volunteering for the market will not only make you feel glad all over, but will look great on your resume.

And the market supports Local Living Economies both here, and in all the places within the 250 mile radius food shed that sends us the fruits of their lands and people. (Learn more about Local Living Economies at the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies, and around these parts, check out Re>Think Local. And Scott Tillett, founder of Re>Think Local, has also stepped into the stream of Peekskill history, as I detailed here.)

Farm Fresh from Eight Mile Creek
Farm Fresh from Eight Mile Creek
Some important facts. The market operates under the auspices of Peekskill’s Business Improvement District. The theory, borne out in fact, being that the rising tide created by the Market will lift all boats in the district. But the Market doesn’t cost anyone anything: it’s not only self-supporting, but turns a profit. Some people believe City of Peekskill tax money is spent on the market – not true; in fact, the City gets paid by the Market for street closure.
There’s no electioneering at the market, but that doesn’t make it politician-free. “It’s a good place for elected officials to be seen – it’s neutral territory,” Corinna explains, “Everybody wants Peekskill to be a good place to live.”

Another win-win in the market’s six-dimensional win-win universe: Quirk Shop Peekskill (Facebook), a retail co-op for designers is slated to open on North Division in August. It will be curated by Jeorjia Shea, a designer whose work flew off the shelves when she was a vendor at the market. She’ll be representing other independent designers and providing gallery space for local artists.

I’m grateful that the Farmers’ Market is part of my Peekskill, and I see lots of grateful, happy Peekskillians (as many as 1,500 per market day) getting farm-fresh produce and so very much more every Saturday morning. Maybe I’ll see you there one of these Saturdays.

What’s up, Peekskill? A weekend of music, movies and more…

Friday February 6
Allman Brothers tribute band LIVE AT THE FILLMORE
at The Paramount, 8PM
Rhythm and blues with The Curtis Winchester Band
at The Hudson Room, 10PM

Saturday February 7
Rise and shine with the Peekskill Farmers Market, 10AM
Candle making workshop at The Field Library, 1:30PM
Beale Street Barbershop for Music and Art, 7PM
Rock cover band Over the Top at The Hudson Room, 10PM
Movie night at Birdsall House, 9PM
Stay up to date on Peekskill events by checking the PeekskillRocks calendar.